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“T/Sgt. Koski of the 490th Bomb Group is presented the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at the 8th Air Force base in England on 21 October 1944.” (Official USAAF photo)



  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron


  • Walter Koski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner
    T/Sgt Walter Loski was a member of the Harry Waldo Dingle crew (490th Bomb Group / 849th Bomb Squadron). He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 21 October 1944.


  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


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02 December 2015 15:53:56 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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